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Planning a New Year's date? Study says you know something about them already

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 11:44:20-05

Are you planning a date for New Year’s Eve? Chances are you already know something about your prospective date.

According to a new study, released by JDP, people learn a lot about each other before meeting face-to-face thanks to social media and the internet.

Here are some findings:

  • 76 percent of people spend 15 minutes or more on research, per person
  • Two-thirds said they go "most" or "all the way" back in a person's social media profile
  • 40 percent have backed out of a date because of something they found while researching online
  • 61 percent admitted to fantasizing about dates before meeting them

Most people (63 percent) said they were not embarrassed by their pre-date research.